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Search Results - March 2018

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Better eye disorder info could save Australian kids' lives

A new information campaign has begun in an attempt to help Australian parents and carers access the most appropriate and accurate online information about potentially life-threatening childhood eye disorders. Read more »

Australian discovery gives hope to children with cataracts

Researchers from Western Sydney University have developed a world-first process to generate light-focusing lenses from stem cells, which could significantly improve the lives of adults and infants with cataracts. Read more »

Australian-invented MIGS device approved for use

The Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA) has approved the use of a new minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) device that Australian researchers have been developing for more than two decades. Read more »

War of words over private health continues

An information war being waged between doctors and private healthcare funds continued this week, with the Australian Medical Association (AMA) releasing its 2018 ‘Private Health Insurance Report Card’. Read more »

Maldistribution, not numbers the real problem: RANZCO

RANZCO has defended itself against media reports criticising limits on training places at specialist medical colleges, saying it intends to train as many ophthalmologists as required to meet current and future needs. Read more »

Short lipids linked to dry eyes

Shortening very long-chain lipids in the most superficial layer of the tear film caused severe dry eye in animal models, a result which researchers say could help develop new drugs for the disease. Read more »

Setting up a private practice - phase one

Starting your own practice is an exciting and potentially rewarding prospect. But, it can be scary too, which is why KAREN CROUCH has created a special three part series to assist you with this endeavour. Read more »

10905 – Why don’t we work together?

As optometrists we have a duty to our patients to provide the highest quality of primary eyecare possible. That’s why when visual conditions are outside where we feel comfortable practicing, we understand and utilise referrals to GPs and ophthalmologists. Read more »

Sound social media strategy

Successful social media requires careful consideration. Digital marketing consultant SIMON DELL lists the questions that practices should ask before launching online content strategies. Read more »

40 years on: Australia's first soft contact lens symposium

Four decades ago, Australia’s first symposium on soft contact lenses was held in Sydney. Insight clinical editor LEWIS WILLIAMS was in attendance and relays his memories from the history-making event. Read more »

Drug switch helps DMO patients

Diabetic macular oedema patients who had previously responded poorly to ranibizumab (Lucentis) injections recorded more positive results once switching to aflibercept (Eylea), a study has found. Read more »
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Common eye movements may cause glaucoma

Repetitive eye movements may be a cause of glaucoma in people with normal intraocular pressure, according to a study from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Read more »


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